COVID-19 VACCINE CLINIC INFORMATION
Perry County Vaccination Clinic Dates
UPMC Pinnacle has scheduled at least five COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Perry County for the rest of April and May, according to an announcement from the Perry County Emergency Management Agency.
The vaccination clinics will take place at the hospital system’s Newport location at 300 Bretz Court in Howe Twp. beginning this weekend and running through May 22, EMA Director Rich Fultz said in the announcement.
The upcoming clinics in Newport are:
- Saturday, April 24, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday, April 26, 4-7 p.m.
- Saturday, May 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday, May 17, 4-6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 22, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All Pennsylvanians 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. Adults over the age of 18 can use UPMC’s website vaccine.upmc.com to create a patient profile and schedule an appointment.
Patients under 18 and those without computer access, can call UPMC’s vaccine hotline at 844-876-2822.
More information on where Perry County residents can receive the vaccine can be found at the state Department of Health’s website.
Nearly 7.3 million Pennsylvanians have already received at least one dose of the COVID vaccines and 2.8 million have received a full vaccination, according to state statistics. In Perry County, nearly 20,000 people have received vaccinations, including nearly 6,700 full vaccinations.
Since March 19, Pennsylvania has seen an increase in new positive COVID-19 tests with an average of over 4,000 new cases per day, according to the state health statistics. In early April, the state also saw an increase in daily deaths from the respiratory illness including spikes of 40 deaths on two days. Since April 12, daily deaths from the disease have been declining.
Likewise, Perry County has seen an increase in new cases through March and April with at least 10 deaths since March 9.